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 Bill Status of HB1884  103rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Robert Rita - Mike Fortner - Karen May - Rita Mayfield - Sidney H. Mathias, Elaine Nekritz, Kevin A. McCarthy and Joseph M. Lyons

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. M. Maggie Crotty - Martin A. Sandoval - Michael Noland - Edward D. Maloney and A. J. Wilhelmi)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/11/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0292

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
625 ILCS 5/1-107.1 new
625 ILCS 5/11-709.1from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-709.1
625 ILCS 5/11-709.2 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Defines "bus rapid transit vehicle" as a bus specifically authorized by the Department of Transportation to be operated upon highways and shoulders for bus rapid transit. Adds bus rapid transit vehicles to the list of vehicles exempted from prohibitions against driving on the shoulder. Creates the Bus Rapid Transit Pilot Program. Provides that commencing on the effective date of this Act, the Department, in cooperation with the Regional Transportation Authority and the Illinois State Police, shall establish a 5-year pilot program within the boundaries of the Regional Transportation Authority for bus rapid transit on highways and shoulders. Provides that the Department may adopt rules as necessary to implement the bus rapid transit pilot program, and that the Department shall present to the General Assembly a report on the effectiveness of bus rapid transit at the conclusion of the 5-year pilot program. Effective immediately.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes reference to:
625 ILCS 5/107.1 new
Adds reference to:
625 ILCS 5/1-209.3 new
625 ILCS 5/11-709.3 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause and re-inserts provisions similar to those of the original bill, with the following changes: removes definition of "bus rapid transit vehicle" and defines "transit bus" as a bus engaged in public transportation as defined by the Regional Transportation Authority Act and authorized by the Department of Transportation to be used on specifically designated roadway shoulders; changes all references to "bus rapid transit vehicles" to "transit buses"; changes the name of the pilot program to the bus on shoulder pilot program; adds the Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority to the list of entities which must work in cooperation in implementing the program; provides that the pilot program shall commence on the effective date of this amendatory Act (instead of January 1, 2011); provides that the report shall be presented to the General Assembly after the program has been operating for 2 years (instead of at the end of the 5-year program); provides that the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority may allow transit buses to use the shoulders of highways under its jurisdiction as part of the pilot program. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robert Rita
  2/16/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2011HouseAssigned to Tollway Oversight Committee
  3/3/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Fortner
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robert Rita
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/8/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Tollway Oversight Committee
  3/9/2011HouseRecommends Do Pass Subcommittee/ Tollway Oversight Committee; 002-000-000
  3/9/2011HouseRemains in Tollway Oversight Committee
  3/9/2011HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Tollway Oversight Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/9/2011HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Tollway Oversight Committee; 011-000-000
  3/10/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/15/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/17/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 080-031-000
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin A. McCarthy
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/17/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joseph M. Lyons
  3/23/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  3/23/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/23/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty
  3/23/2011SenateFirst Reading
  3/23/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/27/2011SenateAssigned to Transportation
  5/2/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. A. J. Wilhelmi
  5/10/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Martin A. Sandoval
  5/10/2011SenateDo Pass Transportation; 009-001-000
  5/10/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 11, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/13/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/17/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Edward D. Maloney
  5/17/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 048-006-000
  5/17/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  8/11/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  8/11/2011HouseEffective Date August 11, 2011
  8/11/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0292

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